Monday, May 7, 2018

Bruce Willis to Play Boxing Trainer of Mike Tyson in CORNERMAN

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Bruce Willis ("Die Hard", "The Sixth Sense") has signed on to star as boxing trainer Cus D'Amato in the upcoming biopic "Cornerman". The film is set in early 1980s New York and it chronicles D'Amato's discovery of a 13-year-old Mike Tyson.

D'Amato was a legendary boxing coach and trained some of the greatest heavyweight world champions. In the twilight of his career, he opened a gym in Catskill, New York and that's where he met Tyson, who at the time was a young delinquent who used his fists to get into trouble, and forged him into the youngest-ever heavyweight world champion.

The film will be written, co-produced and directed by "Homeland" star Rupert Friend. Here's what Friend had to say about the biopic:
"Ultimately, this is a story about a deep love between two ferocious talents, each brave enough to admit their fears to the other, and so spur one another to greatness. It is a story about fighting for what you believe in, and a film that will make you question what strength really is.".

Production is expected to begin this fall. The casting for the role of Mike Tyson is still underway.


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